ZAGREB, Sept 15, 2020 – The 19th Pride parade will be held on September 19, and this year its participants will start their walk, seeking constitutional equality and a society free of gender and sexual norms and categories, in St. Mark’s Square, where the government and parliament buildings are located.
“This year we fight for constitutional equality and the right to freedom, within and outside our own four walls… the Constitution currently poses a wall for us because it restricts our freedoms. We must bring that wall down,” the organizers of the Pride parade, Zagreb Pride, said.
This is the first time Pride marchers will gather outside the parliament and government buildings and the Constitutional Court.
“This is not so by chance, we will be there to ask the highest authorities of our republic to bring down the walls that still restrict our rights and continue to treat our families as second-class citizens,” the organizers said, demanding that a procedure be launched to amend the constitution to make all families equal in their rights and obligations.
As for a recent decision by the Constitutional Court which enabled same-sex partners to provide foster care, they said it showed clearly how much the constitutional restriction of 2013 “is obsolete, nonsensical and unnatural.”